Pupils at Nelson Academy in Downham Market go green for the day as part of the NSPCC’s Speak Out, Stay Safe campaign. Picture: Ian Burt

Youngsters at a West Norfolk school gave it a splash of bright green as pupils took part in a NSPCC campaign about staying safe.

Children at Nelson Academy in Downham Market got to wear green clothing last Friday in return for a small donation to the charity.

Speak Out, Stay Safe is the NSPCC’s campaign promoting the importance of children speaking up if they have any worries or concerns.

Sarah Wilson, Nelson Academy’s  principal, said: “Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Nelson Academy and so we are delighted to support this amazing charity by inviting children to ‘Go Green’ for the day.”

Children could wear as much or as little green as they wished.

The school also worked with the NSPCC so all pupils could take part in assemblies aiming to help raise awareness of how children can keep themselves safe.

Meanwhile older children in years five and six also had workshops specifically aimed at their age group and any issues they may face.